McKee signs one-year deal

Updated: July 10, 2009, 5:08 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins signed veteran defenseman Jay McKee on Friday.

It's a one-year deal worth $800,000, a source told ESPN.com. McKee was paid $2.7 million in a buyout from the St. Louis Blues.

The Penguins needed to add a defenseman after losing both Rob Scuderi and Hal Gill to free agency last week.

A 13-year veteran who also played for the Buffalo Sabres, McKee had one goal, seven assists and 44 penalty minutes for the Blues last season as ...

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